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Apuleius was a Latin-language prose writer, Platonist philosopher and rhetorician. He was a Numidian who lived under the Roman Empire and was from Madauros. He studied Platonism in Athens, travelled to Italy, Asia Minor, and Egypt, and was an initiate in several cults or mysteries. The most famous incident in his life was when he was accused of using magic to gain the attentions of a wealthy widow. He declaimed and then distributed a witty tour de force in... Read More

Bornc. 124 A.D.
DiedBelieved to be c. 170 (aged 45–46) A.D.
OccupationNovelist, writer, public speaker
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